A standoff with police in Ladner finally came to an end around 9 p.m. Wednesday evening (June 13) after members of the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team retrieved a man who was holed up with a firearm in a shed in the 4600-block of 51st St.
The standoff started around noon and caused the lockdown of nearby Delta Secondary School, as well as Ladner and Port Guichon Elementary schools.
Just before 9 p.m. the ERT members, who had been stationed in and around the shed from earlier in the day, some with weapons trained on the small building, entered and without incident brought the man out who appeared unharmed.
The youthful-looking man wearing a grey hoodie surrendered to police and was led away in handcuffs.
According to a Delta Police media release, the man was transported to a local hospital for a medical assessment.
His name and age is not being made public at this time.
A firearm was recovered from the building.
Police officials said it is too early in the investigation to speculate on what criminal charges may be laid.
The incident shut down roads in and around the Ladner Community Centre as police kept small groups of onlookers and media far back from the scene.
Students from Ladner and Port Guichon Elementary schools were allowed to return home at the normal dismissal time, while the 1,100 or so students at DSS were kept in their classrooms until around 4 p.m. when BC Transit buses were pressed into service to ferry them to nearby Sacred Heart School where parents were informed to reunite with their children.